Daniel briefly talked about the Richard Paey drug case on this week’s show. I was not aware of the case but it’s pretty crazy.
Quote from a St Pete Times editorial:
“Apparently, due to a catastrophic auto accident and botched back surgery, Paey, who uses a wheelchair, lived with unremitting back pain. He came to the attention of law enforcement when he filled prescriptions for 700 oxycodone pills and large quantities of other pain relief medications within 36 days. While Paey said his doctor okay-ed his treatment, there was evidence that suggested Paey tampered with the prescriptions.
But there is no evidence Paey intended to do anything with the medicine other than relieve his own pain. Yet the state charged him under a draconian drug trafficking law and he was sentenced to a 25-year mandatory minimum sentence”.
You can read the full story at this St Petersburg Times link
What is your opinion on this case?